Glossary beginning with M

Glossary of Print Terms

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Margin

The non-printed area around the image area of a page.

Metallic Ink

Metallic inks are opaque inks that contain metallic particles to reflect light. Metallic inks are used to give your piece a shine or metallic look not achievable with regular inks. Metallic inks often look most vibrant on a coated sheet.

Metallic Paper

Metallic papers are coated with a thin metallic film that simulates metal.

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Embossingi is a process performed after printing that uses a metal die to reshape a printing surface, creating a raised image. Embossing can be applied to overprinting or on blank paper (called blind embossing). Blind embossing can be an especially effective and eye-catching effect when used with textured and embossed paper finishes.